Edaphic definitions

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Of or relating to soil, especially as it affects living organisms.
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Influenced by the soil rather than by the climate.
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Of or relating to soil, especially as it affects living organisms.
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Pertaining to the chemical and physical characteristics of the soil, without reference to climate.
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Associated with a particular type of soil.

An edaphic plant community.

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Relating to soil, especially as it affects living organisms. Edaphic characteristics include such factors as water content, acidity, aeration, and the availability of nutrients.
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Influenced by factors inherent in the soil rather than by climatic factors.
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Relating to, or determined by, conditions of the soil, especially as it relates to biological systems.
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Soil characteristics, such as water content, pH, texture, and nutrient availability, that influence the type and quantity of vegetation in an area.
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Origin of edaphic

From Greek edaphos ground, soil sed- in Indo-European roots